Wilson, John

BORN HULL 1888. SON OF GEORGE WILSON (1850-1927) AND AGNES STEEL (1853-1927), OF 27 CHAPEL STREET, HOYLAND COMMON, BARNSLEY (PENSION LEDGER ADDRESS). A BARNSLEY COAL MINER (1911 CENSUS). ENLISTED NORTH SHIELDS. SERVED AS A PRIVATE, 21127, WITH THE 8TH KING’S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 1ST JULY 1916, AGED 28. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER GEORGE, AND NIECE, CLARA E. SMITH.

THE ATTACK BY THE 8TH KOYLI WAS HALTED WITH ENORMOUS LOSSES ON THE 1ST JULY 1916. IT IS DESCRIBED BY THE GERMAN 180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN THIS LINK:- https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/19107-8th-koyli-1-july-1916/

 


First name:
JOHN
Military Number:
21892
Rank:
Private
Date Died
01/07/1916
Place died:
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Age:
28
, NORTH SHIELDS, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK